Consent orders before DHEC board

Two area public entities have been named by state health authorities for violating effluent regulations.  In one instance, it involves pollutant discharge.  In the other, effluent limits.  Among consent orders in front of the board of the Department of Health and Environmental Control today are consent orders between DHEC staff and the City of Clemson and the state Department of […]

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Introducing multi-language instruction

Government leaders, business, and educators are endorsing what’s to be a new profile of a South Carolina graduate.  There have been discussions within the Oconee public schools how to adapt to what Governor Haley, the chambers of commerce, and others want to see in future graduates.  And one way to prepare Oconee students for the world is to equip them […]

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Seneca FFA students to compete in national convention

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At this fall’s 89th National FFA convention in Indiana, seven Seneca students will compete in an agri-science fair.  Looking forward to the science and technology competition in agriculture are (Left to Right in picture) Madison Towe, Bailey Worley, Caroline Crowe, Grace Powell, Trey Hawk, Alexis Le, and Riley Hard.  At the SC State Agri-science Fair in June, the Seneca FFA […]

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Warning: there are scammers out there

Scammers whose intent is to deprive you of your money continue to be a problem for Oconee County residents.  The Sheriff’s Office has been hearing about scams that include threats of arrest by telephone callers who pose as agents of the IRS.  Other scammers dial businesses and claim they are representing Duke Energy.  Their tact is to claim that because […]

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Backpack giveaway tomorrow at Seneca school

  Tajh Boyd and members of his foundation will distribute backpacks and other school supplies at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School.  The focus of the foundation of the former Clemson quarterback is to equip at-risk students with tools to succeed.  The mission statement of the foundation is “Empowering and enabling youth in South Carolina to […]

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21-year old is a school trustee candidate

Patrick James of the Clearmont Community is shouldering a lot for a 21-year old.  He’s newly-married and has started working in the insurance business.  James is also giving politics a try.  Today he explained his candidacy for a seat on the Oconee School Board, saying he’s against liberal agendas that push what he says are immoral laws.  James says he […]

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Betty Pointer

Seneca – Betty Winchester Pointer, 81, widow of the late Rev. Carl Pointer, 618 Evelyn Drive, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at her residence.   A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm – 2 pm, prior to the service at Pleasant Hill […]

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Westminster metering project budget overrun

The first month city administrator in Westminster will make a financial report Tuesday night to the city council.  And, to prepare for that report, Chris Carter walked into the office of the clerk-treasurer for a meeting with the city’s accountant.  Speaking to reporters this morning, Carter also said the water metering part of a conservation and cost-saving program ran over […]

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Achievement award topped Seneca meeting agenda

A City Hall presentation of an achievement award topped last night’s agenda for the Seneca City Council.  At the start of the meeting, the award was presented by Jeff Shacker, representing the South Carolina Municipal Association.  The statewide group regards Seneca’s finished water plant project as enhancing public safety–especially to the residential area fronting the plant on the Normandy Shores […]

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